chemotaxonomy
noun Date: 1963 the classification of plants and animals based on similarities and differences in biochemical compositionchemotaxonomic adjectivechemotaxonomist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chemotaxonomy — (from chemistry and taxonomy), also called chemosystematics, is the attempt to classify and identify organisms (originally plants), according to demonstrable differences and similarities in their biochemical compositions. The compounds studied in …   Wikipedia

  • chemotaxonomy — [kem′ōtaks än′ə mē] n. the biological classification of plants and animals using comparative biochemistry, esp. by studying certain proteins …   English World dictionary

  • chemotaxonomy — chemotaxonomic /kee moh tak seuh nom ik, kem oh /, chemotaxonomical, adj. chemotaxonomically, adv. chemotaxonomist, n. /kee moh tak son euh mee, kem oh /, n. Biochem., Biol. the identification and classification of organisms by comparative… …   Universalium

  • chemotaxonomy — noun the classification or taxonomy of organisms based on differences and similarities in biochemistry, especially on differences in amino acid sequence in proteins that the organisms have in common …   Wiktionary

  • chemotaxonomy — che·mo·taxonomy …   English syllables

  • chemotaxonomy — che•mo•tax•on•o•my [[t]ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ [/t]] n. bio biochem. the classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition • Etymology: 1960–65 che mo•tax o•nom′ic səˈnɒm ɪk adj. che mo•tax o•nom′i•cal•ly …   From formal English to slang

  • chemotaxonomy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemotaxonomic — adjective see chemotaxonomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chemotaxonomist — noun see chemotaxonomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Систематика — (от греч. systematikos упорядоченный, относящийся к системе)         область знания, в рамках которой решаются задачи упорядоченного определённым образом обозначения и описания всей совокупности объектов, образующих некоторую сферу реальности.… …   Большая советская энциклопедия

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